February 2013

The Guest House

February 9, 2013

This human being is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain then all! Even is they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be [...]

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Is Alzheimers a Meditative State?

February 1, 2013

Today I paid a visit to my mother, who has been living with Alzheimers for twelve years. It takes me three hours to drive to her nursing home. I try not to go with expectations, but that’s hard, since the drive itself is a commitment (kind of like sitting down to meditate) and I want [...]

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